South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Good To Be Green Contest Answers

on May 1, 2009

Here are the answers for the April Teen Trivia Contest, It’s Good To Be Green. Congratulations to Ellie, she got the most answers right!

Be sure to check out May’s Contest, Superhero Trivia!

1. Garbage stays in a landfill for about:
30 years

2. If you saved up all the unwanted junk mail for one year, how many trees would the United States save during that time?
100,000,000

3. If just 25% of U.S. families used 10 fewer plastic bags a month, how many bags would we save in a year?
2,500,000,000

4. Energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate a T.V. set for how many hours?
3 hours

5. How many species of plants and animals become extinct everyday as their habitat is destroyed by human influences?
50-100 species

6. How many square miles of rainforests are being destroyed each year?
63,000 square miles

7. Every year approximately how many tons of carbon accumulate in the air?
400,000,000,000

8. On average, how many aluminum cans are used each year?
10 billion

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